Chaucer scholar Dolores L. Cullen wants to introduce the Engish-speaking world to the fun of the Middle English vocabulary. Here is a bookful of words and phrases that most of us know and use every day -- movie titles, quotes from Shakespeare, Christmas carols, slogans, old saws -- all written in Middle English. These are all words we still use today. Only the spelling has changed.
About the author. Dolores Cullen first encountered Chaucer as a middle-aged college student. She received her B.A. in 1972 and her M.A. in 1978, both from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author of Chaucer's Host: Up-So-Doun(1998), Pilgrim Chaucer: Center Stage (1999),Chaucer's Pilgrims: The Allegory (2000), Who's Afraid of Middle English: A Book of Lystes (2002), and Ensnared by His Words: My Chaucer Obsession (2008). Cullen lives and writes in Claremont, California.